If you went to school in the US, there’s about a 90% chance that you had to read this book for at least one class. It’s a phenomenal book and with Bridges in the lead role and Philip Noyce set to direct it, the movie should follow suit.
Variety is reporting that Philip Noyce (Salt) is hot to direct this film. Hell yes. This movie NEEDS to be made. Sure, it might be difficult, but come on. The book won a Newbery Medal, as we all remember because we were forced to read the “giant medallion” cover in Grade School.
The Giver is set in a colorless, dystopian future where people are given pills to suppress their feelings. All memory of the past has been erased. When born each child is assigned a job. But the main character, Jonas, is assigned the curious job as Receiver. In which he spends his days receiving the memories and feelings from The Giver. Obviously once Jonas starts receiving these memories, things start to change.